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the award. jack tapper spoke 20 him about the day the taliban overran his outpost. >> let's go. >> there is movement everywhere. it was muzzle flashes everywhere. just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october, 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded. but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the out post, soldiers became heros. one in particular. >> i know that there are so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> former staff sergeant clint roam na sh romesha led troops in repelling the onslaught of taliban fighters. during a grueling day-long battle. next week, romesha will receive the medal of honor, the highest award for combat bravery becoming just the fourth living recipient among those who have bed in afghanistan and iraq. chris jones was a young private when the taliban struck. >> he is my opinion, the only rea
about their family members as well he was fired in 2008 the girl that was shot by the taliban released from hospital today. they restore hearing to her left ear they shot her at point-blank range because she spoke out about educating girls in her country we finally know what caused the power to go out for 40 minutes in the middle of the super bowl energy officials say a device that was installed to protect the superbowl from the power line failure faltered and failed causing the black out the faulty device has been removed new equipment is being evacuatedevaluated. secret service is on the hunt for the hacker who broke into the bush family e- mail account smoking gun website rated 6 e-mail accounts for the bush family relatives and friends there are a couple of self portraits painted by george w. bush showing him in the shower and in the bathtub. more on the east coast blizzard the roads are empty we have stefanie in westchester new york where more than 1 ft. of snow is expected to fall. we're having some problems we will try to come back with her in just a little bit medical watch an
decoration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> reporter: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of just 53 men. defending an outpost the president called tactically indefensible. >> these men were outnumbered, outgunned and almost overrun. >> reporter: he's credited with retaking the outpost and saving many of his brothers in arms. but more than 20, including romesha were injured and eight were killed. their families were here. and romesha spoke about them. >> they'll be there. i just know it. >> reporter: many of his fellow soldiers were here today. romesha told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure. though romesha's son colin near little stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams, aspirations, hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband, that really missed out on the 11 years i was in, you know? and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white
his own in a debate. >> the taliban spokesman is on the line. ask how he feels about getting his. [ beep ] kicked. >> sanctuary cities, what do you think? >> i think you have the story exactly wrong, my friend. i think that we're talking about drunk driving. >> i think the hoody is as much responsible for trayvon martin's death as george zimmerman was. >> it could be a jewish drunk. >> it could be an irish drunk. it could be an i italian drunk. what difference does it make? >> it makes plenty of difference. >> the cia does nothing. sends no help. >> that is an obscene lie. >> no it is not. >> you're a politician trying to make a political point. >> and this is justice. >> this has nothing to do with our mayor. >> we'll wait and see how that goes with geraldo. poison and end of the road -- yeah. i messed that up. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your tweets, texts, e-mails are next. "morning joe" is just moments away. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are fol
attempt by the taliban in pakistan, because she spoke out for the rights of young women. her name, malala, now being mentioned for the nobel peace prize. and tonight we're hearing from her for the first time since her remarkable recovery. our report from nbc's keir simmons in london. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. >> reporter: malala yu self's words on camera were to thank others. >> because all the people, men, women, children, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers, god has given me this new life. >> reporter: she almost died. shot in the head last october by islamic extremists, because she fought for the right of young women to have an education. on saturday, she walked to the operating ro. for five more hours of surgery. doctors implanted a titanium plate and a sophisticated hearing aid, repairing where the bullet smashed her skull and left her deaf in one ear. 24 hours later, malala was talking again. >> i can also walk a little bit. i can talk. and i'm feeling better. and i
gallant try in 2009. he is credited with rallying his units to repel an attack by taliban insurgents. >>> dozens of local national guard troops are heading to a new assignment. family and friends bid farewell to the soldiers. the guard unit will work at guantanamo bay, cuba, their deployment is expected to last about 10 months. >>> a former maryland first lady may now be eyeing her own political career. john leopold, who is a republican, resigned after being convicted of misconduct in office recently. the county council has 30 days to fill the seat with another republican. applications need to be submitted by noon friday. >>> it is time for a special your money report. >> yes, sir ca spoke with an expert about this year's valentine's day trends. >> reporter: valentine's day is right around the corner. have you figured out what to get your sweetie yet? joining us to set expectations we have senior editor of tell me not's real deal. you have a new poll? >> we were so curious to see what consumers are spending and wishing for around valentine's day. what we found this year is people hav
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, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize. she would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october. >>> after all that cold weather much of the country has been dealing with finally some good news tonight. listen. >> an early spring for you and me! >> it's groundhog day and if you trust the prediction of a large rodent from western pennsylvania, spring will come early this year. punxsutawney phil failed to see his shadow this morning and according to legend that means warm weather is just around the corner. i'm going to take that at face value. >>> up next behind a super bowl tradition that makes a big splash. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ]
last fall by the taliban despite death threats made against her she still advocates for education for girls she is a titanium plate in her skull. former senator john kerry takes over today for hillary clinton as the new secretary of state starting this new tenure on a light note. as the saying goes i have big heels to fill. referencing the fact that he is the first man to hold the post in a long while followed by mrs. clinton and congolese arise before that today was his first day on the job he said the state department safety will be a top priority. everything i do will be focused on the security and the safety of our people we have tough decisions to make but i guarantee i will do everything i can to live up to the high standards that secretary clinton and her team put in place. making phone calls to world leaders. archeologists are now convinced they have found the remains of england's king richard the third scientists compare the dna from the remains to a direct descendant of the king he died in battle in 1485 his remains will not be reburied it is the artist's other work t
in a suspected gang dispute. a 15-year-old pakistani girl survived being shot in the head by the taliban released from the london hospital. usefy will continue rehabilitation in birmingham, england. it's a miracle. >> some new perspective on the current state of the economy right now. according to the bureau of economic analysis since the end of the recession in 2009 the u.s. economy has grown 7.5%. compare that to double digit growth in other post recession periods and it appears that president obama has presided over the weakest economic recovery since world war ii. this as a new fox news poll shows 52% of americans believe the worst is yet to come. that's up from 48% just a year ago. let's bring in our political panel, angela mcglowan and a former spokesperson for vermont gosh howard dean who is also a presidential candidate. ladies, thanks for joining us, look, there's a lot of pessimism right now as we're seeing right now, a degree of uncertainty amongst the american people and why do you think that is when we're seeing that the economy shall at least our unemployment rate dropped to below 8
an american outpost from hundreds of taliban fighters. despite being wounded in battle, the soldier attacked enemies and also helped save many of his fellow troops. >> he lives the soldier's creed. i will never leave a falling comrade. so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down. and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. there are many lessons from cop keating, one of them is that our troops should never, ever be put if a position where they have to defend the indefensible. but that's what these soldiers did for each other in sacrifice driven by pure luck. >>> all right. not to be outdone by his dad, his young son collin entertained the crowd before the ceremony. it was super cute. msnbc had that live. president obama said that little guy actually had also been racing around the oval office in advance of the ceremony. adorable. all right, as always, you can let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail or tweet me at mark halpern. we'll read the best resp
in afghanistan in 2009 when three taliban fighters launched an ambush. it was one of the bloodiest of the war. they called in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and resiced h -- risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen p. >> they fought valiantly and magnificently that day. i will forever be humbled to his commitment to service and loyalty to one another. >> before the ceremony his son stole the show. he tried to climb the president's podium and then made a dash for the chair where his dad would sit. >> that is your 5@5:00. >> it is time to look at who is talking and we are return to t the manhunt the fugitive ex cop accused of killing three people. police say they believe christopher dorner may have had an accomplice who helped him flee to new mexico. he has been on the run since the rampage that happened february 3rd in california. >> as we learn new details about the case we are hearing from one of his friends. a college friend who auz named in his manifesto talked about the time the two of them were in contact. >> seemed to be the same chris dorner i met in school. we
rights remains strong. several months after the taliban tried to kill her. militants in pakistan shot youssef yin the head last fall. in a first video statement, she said she is alive thanks to good and all the people around the world who parade for her. >> the things they the my mission is the same to help people. and i will do that. >> she was air lifted to the united kingdom after the shooting. she is expected to stay there for some time while she recovers. doctors are hopeful she will be able to go back to school soon. >> i bet she will. that is one fierce 15-year-old girl. doug is here with more about our weather. nothing to get too excited about, huh? >> no. >> not yet. >> no. you know, all of the snow. we had a lot of snow. saturday, sunday. a lot of people trying to get excited. a lot of people saying, we going to have delays tomorrow? my answer all along. no. nothing out there coming down across much of the area. we have flurries. shower activity in parts of the region. once again most are not seeing much at all from this storm. a very weak clipper system. that moved on throu
iraq and now 12 years later we're not sure what our mission is. is our mission to eliminate taliban? that never was our mission. is it nation building? um, is it sending children to school? is it building sewer systems? is it going after al-queda? all those factors are complicated, but they have to be carefully thought through. (instrumental music) >> economic interests have always played a significant role in u.s. interventions around the globe. >> i would argue that the strategic interests are more obvious than the economic ones, although if you look closely enough you'll find that the two are almost inextricably intertwined. if you look at all interventions that the united states has engaged in from kosovo, to bosnia, to somalia, uh, to libya, to iraq, for that matter, you will find an economic component. >> maintaining access to certain markets, most often oil, is a common consideration. the u.s. drove iraq out of kuwait in the 1991 gulf war not just to protect its ally from foreign belligerence, but to protect the flourishing oil trade as well. >> i'll give you an example where
. >> the air strike targeted two homes in eastern afghanistan. at least four senior taliban leaders were killed. afghan officials report that nine afghan civilians, including women and children, were also killed in the strike. there were likely in the home next door to where the insurgents were. this happened near the pakistani border. u.s. border officials in kabul are looking into reports of civilians being killed. back to you. >> thank you. another big story we are following. the manhunt for the former lapd officer accused of murder, it might be over. investigators found charred human remains inside a burning cabin in california where they had a shootout with christopher dorner. john gonzalez is in a satellite center with the latest on this developing story. >> a spokesperson says star and human remains have been found in the cabin where the rogue officer was believed to be barricaded. it will be sometime before police can get a positive i.d., but there's reason to believe the manhunt is over this morning, which means if the then- day murder spree concludes with four people dead and the fugi
of pakistan's taliban has been captured. afghan forces arrested mohammed in the eastern mountains of afghanistan near the pakistan border. he was forced out of hiding by u.s. air strikes. muhammad fled to afghanistan. >>> marine general john allen says he is retiring to help his wife deal with health issues. he was the commander of the coalition nominate to do lead the forces in europe. it was put on hold as e-mails between allen and florida socialite from investigated. allen was cleared of any wrong doing. president obama says john allen is one of the finest military leaders a true patriot and a man i have come to respect greatly. >> incredible video showing the terrifying moments the russian meteorite hit the school gym full of children. the tear fied students sent running for their lives and glass is flying. it is believed dwoins were smashed out after a sonic boom. luckily everyone in the building was okay. more than 1500 people were injured through out the city when this happened. >> time is running out for lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid looming spending cuts. there are n
, how our government is handcuffing our border agents. they were outnumbered. taliban fighters have been pinned down and despite taking shrapnel to his neck, he refused to give up his post to the enemy. american hero and medal of honor recipient. he's here living and joining us at the top of joining us at the top of the hour. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. plus a valuable coupon. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections
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hailed as a hero for standing up to the taliban and now the girl who was brutally attacked has been nominated for the nobel peace prize. the 15-year-old girl was attacked by gunmen, traveling home from school in october. the teenager was targeted for writing a blog that criticized the taliban for keeping girls from getting an education. more good news from the girl. the doctor successfully carried out a five-hour surgery on london to reconstruct her skull and help restore her lost hearing. for more than sick years, a portrait of jesus has hung in middle school, along with other well-known and important people in history. but that may be ending. the freedom from religion and the aclu says it violates the first amendment and wants to take it down. hiram, what have you been able to tell the school about the demand that the portrait of jesus has to go? >> well, we have been asked by the school district to do a report and recommendation. one of the things that we found out is that, you know, this is the back bone of america, jackson, ohio. these are hard-working fireworks and they have b
on fox news using some scary language to talk about guns. >> we are all obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about these gangs that are ruining neighborhoods. we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, 1,000 agents, go into chicago. >> now chicago is the taliban, right? this feels like fear. >> it's an interesting thing. actually, i wouldn't be surprised if a lot of low income residents agreed with that. look, we want more law enforcement, we want this to be treated as a national emergency. maybe not with the same language. put 1,000 agents on the street of chicago, a lot of people might be in favor of that. >> weren't they away from the international treaty like that. you have to realize when he's talking, this is a guy whose main directive is to make more gun sales. slate had an article 300 million guns, shotguns for sporting. there's a diminishing return of sales there. now the big market is in the sort of vicarious fake military guy. that is where the market is growing. people buying assault weapons like ar-15s to pretend they are in the military and doing fa
was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
fbi agent posing as a taliban sympathizer helped him build the bomb that was a fake. authorities claim the suspect wanted to carry out a terrorist threat. but civil rights groups are claiming he's mentally ill and not capable of that kind of plot on his own. >>> the white house is unveiling details of president obama's plan to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks. during his state of the union address, the president said the power grids, financial institutions and air traffic control systems, they are all targets. he signed an executive order calling for new standards to protect computer systems that run crucial infrastructure. that order directs intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with companies. >>> 7:36. in overnight news, more than 100 workers were evacuated in san lorenzo last night because of an ammonia leak. it happened around 10:00 at a building ownedded and operated by -- owned and operated by sara lee on grant avenue and worer thisly drive -- wortherly drive. the hazmat situation lasted about three hours and firefighters say no one was hurt.
or not the troops deal with the taliban. how do you, you've seen this. how does that work out? how do you weigh both things? >> well this is the first time we've come out of a war, jenna, without really coming out of a war. the american presence will be in afghanistan probably for another four to five years. and beginning in 2014 the forces there will be down to something like 32,000 to your point. they have already been taken out of the budget. that will leave our presence there to do only two things, counter terrorism, killing the taliban and a little bit of advise and assist to the afghan army. many inside the pentagon say that is not nearly enough right now particularly given all the other uncertainties in the world in places like iran and north korea. the risk is that these nations will miscalculate, they will make mistakes. they will misinterpret what the america's all about when they see the pentagon going after its budget with a meat axe, jenna. jenna: quick question on this because i can't imagine what it is like to be in war right now which we are and hearing about the defense cuts at home
overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there. of course, afghanistan fell apart and we had go back. anorak it's falling apart very, very quickly. we are facing an insurgency, we don't know what to do. like nagl, all the officers who were there hadn't been trained to fight this sort of war. they do know what to do so they did what they usually do. which was to bang down doors and arrest and kill people, which is anybody who would read nagl what is known is counterproductive because you wind up killing the wrong people. you inflame, you this off their brother and their cousins and they become insurgents, too. so the insurgents is going. meanwhile, petraeus upend mosul besides to put into effect the ideas of these books he's been reading. so he and his guys, they start setting up elections for the new district council. they set up the elections. they bring in fuel trucks from turkey. they read open the university. they get to mutation systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria along northern iraq. it is all this on his own. he's
is a good idea. >>> the school girl shot by the taliban is recovering in england. moments ago, a video of malala was released. she is getting better day by day. >>> and the 500-year-old remains of richard iii have been confirmed. the skeleton was found underneath a parking lot. >>> retailers, banks and shoppers are adjusting to life without the penny as ottawa phases out the coin starting today. some are spending hundreds of thank you thousands of dollars to revamp the system. the penny is being pha >>> we are looking at a log of fog around bay area. some places seeing visibilities less than an 1/8 of a mile. being to take time for that to break up. temperatures until the 30s and the 40s. i think by the afternoon, the fog will be sitting out toward the coastline. it will keep you cool there as well. only in the 50s. 60s in the bay and the valley. next couple of days, chance of showers returns on thursday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. subway build your better breakfast breakfast. >>> navy s.e.a.l. chris kyles
organization. it belongs to no state. attacking states, laying low state government, defeating the taliban, al qaeda, making war in it will not stop it because terrorism like steanlt like markets are independenter in their character. what we have created beginning of the 21st century is a deep symmetry between the challenges we face and the political response the political institutions we have to respond to that. every challenge is interdependent global cross frontier and the primary political actors that respond are bounded, frontiered, independent nation states. and in that a symmetry, you can see the dysfunction of the modern world. we watch, for example, starting four or five years ago in copenhagen and going through mexico city and due by and recent meetings where 180 or 190 nations came together to renew the protocol already out of date in term of the ecological challenges but to embrace that now and failing to do so. and going home and saying that is because our sovereignty said china, the u.s., now canada, even leaders doesn't permit us to monitor. doesn't permit us to report to intern
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in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. republicans around the country, the majority of them support this balanced approach and the only republica
. doctors in great britain plan to update the condition of the pakistani schoolgirl shot by the taliban after two big operations. malala was shot by the taliban because she wanted an education. surgeons in birmingham reconstructed her skull and restored her hearing in what may be her final two operations. good to see that she's doing better. >> remarkable young lady. that's for sure. >>> and the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and "american sniper" author chris kyle and his friend at a texas gun range. the suspect also an iraqi war vet apparently suffered from mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. with more on this here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away. but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say
. in afghanistan we won on the ground and now we will be negotiating with the taliban and instead of in powering the afghani civil society. i could go on for not africa. lou: and judy miller is shaking her head. are you next going to say you endorse negotiating with terrorists? >> i don't, but on the other hand, they are there. lou: they do have that fundamental advantage in the negotiation. >> they are not going home, not waiting for the victory parade. they are there and you must deal with them. lou: or you have to eliminate them. >> or you have to eliminate them. lou: that was our option over two administrations, and we chose not to follow. >> i think it is impossible to eliminate all of them in a democracy like ours. lou: speaking of disasters, your quick reaction, if i may, to the confirmation of chuck hegel. >> it is simple. there isothing new here. this policy will be the policy of the administration and though he represented better than secretary clinton because he will try to engage the iranian without the iranian people. he will try to see how he can settle the issue in syria without b
was killed when the bomber blew him up in ankara yesterday, a journalist was injured. >>> taliban militants are claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on an army base in northwest pakistan. authorities say at least six soldiers and a dozen militants were killed. tenancivillians also died when one of the militants went into a nearby house and blew himself up. >>> the obama administration is offering a compromise to faith-based groups on birth control. it's proposing revised guidelines that would allow them to opt out of federal requirements that they provide their employees with health insurance coverage for contraceptives under the new health care reform law. women who work for faith-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other institutions could still receive contraceptives through separate health policies at no charge. >>> robert menendez is facing an ethics probe about whether he accepted improper gifts from a prominent donor. he acknowledges he flew on the man's private plane several times through the dominican republic, but insists the trips were paid for appropriately. he's also
was shot in the head by taliban gunmen for speaking out for girl's education rights. in about 15 minutes we are investigating is north korea about to conduct another underground nuclear test? the whole world wants to know what's going on. we get answers. fareed zakaria's "gps" continues right now. >>> there's only one person in the world who has won a nobel prize, an oscar, a grammy and an emmy. he's not an actor or a singer, he is an environmental activist, a writer, a very successful businessman and he happens to be the former vice president of the united states. i am, of course, speaking of al gore. he has a fascinating new book out called "the future six drivers of global change." welcome back. >> thank you. good to be back. >> now, we could talk about everything and we will talk about the book, which is fascinating. but since i have you, so much we could cover. gun control. you and bill clinton passed the first big assault weapon ban. do you believe that that was responsible for your losses in the mid-term election, which has cast a shadow on the democratic party making even today cons
hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean says he is dropping the matter. brown is already on five years' probation after assaulting his pop star girlfriend rihanna back in 2009. >>> the man who invented etch a sketch has passed away. french electrician andre cassagnes dreamed up the drawing toy in his garage back in 1950. etch a sketch's popularity go
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be but what about the gangs that are ruining neighborhoods? we need a federal task force if it takes 500 agents, if it takes 1,000 agents, go into chicago. i know holder doesn't want to do it, i gnome rahm -- i know rahm emanuel doesn't want to. he said they are guppies and cannot be concerned with drug dealers with drugs. every gang member on the street of chicago starting tomorrow morning, pick them up, we have federal law to get them off the street and put them in prison and that would cut crime and we are thought doing that. >>chris: that is a legitimate people and would not have saved the people in colorado or newtown, or in oregon. now, the questions of rights the big victory for the n.r.a. the court affirmed the 2nd amendment, but here is justice scalia writing in the majority opinion. the second amendment conferred a right to keep and bear arms but it was not unlimited. scalia talks in the majority decision about what kinds of weapons people can buy, who can buy them, where they can be carried. the right is not unlimited, sir. >>guest: we
. and this is the second life, this is a new life. and i want to serve. i want to serve the people. >> the taliban shot malala at point-blank range to stop her work. >>> also in britain, researchers said dna tests indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that skeletal remains found under a parking lot are those of king richard iii. the skull had a large hole in it consistent with reports the king was killed after suffering a blow on the battlefield. >>> and in pakistan, government officials say a multi million dollars amusement park will be built in the town where osama bin laden was killed. two years ago u.s. navy seals stormed osama bin laden's compound and osama bin laden was killed. >>> the late south carolina senator strong thurmon was found. >> my father's name was james thurmon. >> reporter: she did not go public until the age of 33. in 1948, strong thurman ran for president. washington williams died yesterday at the age of 97. >>> the james irvine foundation handed out grants to three nonprofits from the bay area. one of them jose quinonez delivers financial help. >> they have to pull into resources
to serve. i want to serve the people. >> the taliban shot malala at point-blank range to stop her work. >>> also in britain, researchers said dna tests indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that skeletal remains found under a parking lot are those of king richard iii. the skull had a large hole in it consistent with reports the king was killed after suffering a blow on the battlefield. >>> and in pakistan, government officials say a multi million dollars amusement park will be built in the town where osama bin laden was killed. two years ago u.s. navy seals stormed osama bin laden's compound and osama bin laden was killed. >>> the late south carolina senator strong thurmon was found. >> my father's name was james thurmon. >> reporter: she did not go public until the age of 33. in 1948, strong thurman ran for president. washington williams died yesterday at the age of 97. >>> the james irvine foundation handed out grants to three nonprofits from the bay area. one of them jose quinonez delivers financial help. >> they have to pull into resources and that's how they invest credit. >> reporte
, obama administration lawyers argue the government can kill americans believed to be top taliban leaders posing, quote, an imminent threat of attack against the united states. >> we have acknowledged the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, prevent future attacks and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical an wise. >> but as expected, the memo coming under fire from civil rights activists because of how broadly imminent threat is defined. quote, the condition that an operational leader present an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. now, the memo also has new details on legal case behind more drone strikes against al qaeda suspects. such as a strike
decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 is civilians as well. a world away in remote villages you you can hear them like a distant muted chain saw. a dull but deadly roar. villagers describing it this way, the drones are all over my brain. i can't sleep when they are hovering over us we are all scared. a reality we seldom see says stanley mcchrystol. >> we will forget how much car tissue we build up in those countries. >> the general believes that americans should have the chance to know more about the secret drone wars to weigh those benefits and risks. theyville that opportunity on thursday when john brennan speaks. martha raddatz, abc news, jerusalem. >> at least four people thieved dead after yesterday's 8.0 earthquake off the solomon islands. it generated attune a tsunami o five feet tall and flooded the local airport. dozens of aftershocks now being felt. >>> to syria now. the capital city has not seen the scale of violence that has destroyed entire neighborhoods in cities like aleppo and holmes. the government has been keeping a tight grip it the city
, the taliban and associated forces in response to the 9/11 attacks and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely pilotted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield at least when the country involved con cents or is unwilling to take action against a threat. second, targeted strikes are ethical. without question, the ability to target a specific individual from hundreds or thousands of miles away raises profound questions. here, i think it is useful to consider such strikes against the basic principle of the law of war that govern the use of force. targeted strikes conform to the principle of necessity. requirement that the target has definite military value. in this armed conflict, individuals who are part of al qaeda or its associated forces are legitimate military targets. we have the authority to target them with lethal force, just as we target enemy leaders in past conflicts such as them and the
with the taliban. is that a fantasy or is that something he truly believed? so those issues will be critical. >> reporter: now that undercover fbi agent is with the south bay joint terrorism task force in san jose. he is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shor
that this would be the center of protest. he was working with somebody that the thought had taliban ties. it turns out that person has undercover agencies and would dance with the story. in the and there was no bomb just an arrest. >> some of those fbi documents his plan to go to pakistan and afghanistan and training fighters. that is what he wanted to do after this bomb went off. he is now in the-nhl sell jail cell -- according to the complaint llaneza said he would dance exploded. but in the end >> pam: kron-4's grant lodes continues our team coverage. with a better look at where this all happened. the bank of america is in close proximity. and across the street there is a courtyard hotel and the chusushi restaurant with a converter road. a very heavily traveled road. the attack was averted. grant lodes, kron 4. >> a major break in the murder teenager in fairfield one week ago. police have made an arrest. 32 year-old anthony was taken into custody. he is accused of killing janelle allen. police did not elaborate how he was linked to the crime. right now a vigil is being held at ellen with park.
by the taliban. >>> some residents in brazil are tackling a problem. they're offering money and a basket of food for each shark caught. since the offer went out, several sharks have been caught. most of them bull sharks. >>> a popular game involving nerf guns. coming up in eight minutes why one east bay school district is warning students that game may get them in trouble. >> and our chief meteorologist bill martin is updating our weekend forecast. he's back with our extended forecast. >>> trouble when you travel, a ktvu investigation into airport security and how much personal property goes missing or gets damaged. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> there's word tonight that the latest airline merger is almost a done deal now. bloomburg knews says the parent company of american airlines is expected to vote on their merger on monday
was part of a sting operation. he was a taliban supporter. >>> wondering where your tax refund is? the i.r.s. is way behind on giving people back their money. $122 billion behind. this time last year they issued 27 billion-dollar and this year, only more than 4 billion-dollar. the i.r.s. blames the fiscal cliff and late changes to the tax policy. >>> how would you like to go to college -- then have the school pay back your loan? that sounds good. that's what a small liberal arts school in michigan is doing. spring harbor school is reii am reimbursing students if they do not get a job after they graduate. they'll pay the loan until the student's income goes up or the loan repaid. i see a flaw in this. it's possible students won't be as motivated to look for a job. >> that's the greatest idea i've ever heard in my life. >> i was not expecting you to say that. >> are you kidding? i'm looking at four college tuitions. >> spring harbor. >> i love that. >> leon panetta is going to go away for a little bit. secretary of -- secretary clinton has gone away a little bit but the benghazi controvers
. it was deliberate because the plan was overthrow saddam and get out. just like we overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there and of course afghanistan fell apart. i and iraq is falling apart very quickly. we are facing an insurgency we don't know what to do with like all the officers who are there have not been trained to fight this sort of war. it was not in the manuals and they didn't know what to do so they do what they usually do which was to bang down doors and arrest people. anyone who has read kahlÚa would have known as counterproductive because you end up killing the wrong people and you inflame -- you make them mad so the insurgents is flaming and meanwhile petraeus in mosul decides to put into effect the ideas in these books he has been reading. he and his guys start setting up an election for the new district. they vet the candidates candidatecandidate s and they said that the elections. they bring in fuel trucks. they reopened the university. they get communication systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria
with the taliban operative, but he wondered how much his mental health issues factor into the plot. >> concern that a mentally ill person might have been led into something by a government agency that maybe a person who did not suffer from these issues would not have been led into. >> and for as many mental issues that he had, he said the good news is that it appears that he did respond well to medication and treatment. so he said it's unfortunate his client is now facing federal charges. abc7 news. >>> the highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident that tied up traffic for several hours in the east bay. it happened on westbound i-80 in richmond near carlson boulevard just after 1:00 p.m. yesterday. the chp said a s.u.v. hit the center divide and rolled several times. a 23-year-old hayward man behind the wheel was killed. his 28-year-old passenger was injured. traffic, you can see there, backed up for miles as officers investigated the accident. all lanes were reopened after about three hours. the woman killed on her bike in front of at&t park yesterday morning has been identified by san
did after we drove the soviets out, but as a message to the taliban and neighbors that were not walking away either. >> you were around for the iraq war and around for much of the war in afghanistan, so i feel like you have a pretty good feel on what enough forces would be. is 3,000 too little? do you have any sense of that? >> i guess the way i would put it, just in stinctively, i think 3,000 is too little and 30,000 is too many. finding the goldilocks number. i think 30,000, i think it's too high in cost for us and in terms for the afghans themselves. more a political question than a military question. >> and finally, coming up to the state of the union. you know how this works, everybody wants to hear a certain thng, depending on which department you're in. from the point of view of the military and the world at large and america's place in it, what do you look for when the president gives this speech on tuesday? >> well, it's -- it's hard to say sort of off the top of my head. i think that clearly i would like to hear something about let's figure out a way to avoid the s
himself to enemy fire moving about the battlefield and three taliban fighters that breached the perimeter. while orchestrating a successful plan to secure and reinforce key points of the battlefield, he maintained radio operation with the center. as the enemy forces attacked, unleashing a barrage of grenades and rifle rounds, staff sergeant romesha identified the point of attack and directed air support to destroy over 30 enemy fighters. after receiving reports that seriously injured soldiers were at a distant battle position, staff sergeant romesha and team provided covering fire to say lou them to reach the aid station. upon receipt of orders, his team pushed forward 100 meters under overwhelming enemy fire to recover and prevent the enemy fighters from taking the bodies of their fallen comrades. staff sergeant romesha heroic actions were critical in suppressing an enemy with far greater numbers. extraordinary efforts gave bravo troop the chance to prepare for the counterattack to account for the personnel and secure compound keating. the discipline and heroism above and beyond the call
fight against 300 heavily armed taliban and insurgence. a combat outpost, and isolated base located in eastern afghanistan. >> i accept this tremendous honor on behalf of all soldiers who have served with me that they. that a soldier's it did not make it. and for the rest of the team the fought valiantly and magnificently that they, forever be humbled by the bravery, the commitment to service and the loyalty for one another. lou: the fourth living person to receive the military's highest ever for -- highest honor. the northeast slowly returning to normal after being buried under a record-setting snowstorm over the weekend that left at least zero people dead in new england. schools remain closed across much of new england and new york today. 140,000 homes and businesses still without power. meanwhile residence in mississippi are cleaning up after tornadoes cut a 75-mile path of destruction across the south central portion of the state. at least 63 people were injured. 200 homes damaged or destroyed red storm rising. is america more communist china and china more capitalist than ameri
. october 3, 2009, everything changed. predawn ambush, combat output near the pakistan border, 300 taliban stormed the base where 50 american seasonals became sitting ducks in a valley surrounded by mountains owned by the enemy. >> what happened next is described as one of the most intense battles of the war in gans. they have the advantage, high ground. unleashing everything they had. >> clinton romesha and others jumped from their beds. managed to call in air support that killed 30 insurgents. >> rocket-propelled gri free naid exploded sending shrapnel in to his hip, arm and neck. he kept fighting. >> combat came within ten feet. >> he and his team kept charging. 50-meters. 80-meters. ultimately 100-meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached the fallen friends and brought them home. >> staff sergeant clinton romesha remains reluctant hero. >> this reward is for the eight seasonals that didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valueaboutly and magnificently that day. >> the parents at the white house for medal of honor ceremony. the fellow soldiers say they would follow
-- by the taliban. he led a charge into flying bullets. he was struck by shrapnel but continued to fight during the ambush that killed eight soldiers. >>> it's been dry around here as we go through january and february. we've had some of the dryest time between all of january and this much of february. so basically january 1st to february 11th. it is the fifth dryest in san francisco's history going back to 1852. oakland .53, the second dryest. so this period from january 1st to today has been really dry. it's showing up in the records. rain not coming any time soon, so those numbers will continue to grow. the highs today do not look like february highs. highs tomorrow are going to be just like this, lots of mid- 60s, lots of upper 60s. right now at the coast i've got coastal fog, kind of unusual because winds are offshore. that fog goes away tomorrow and these temperatures warm a little bit more. when i come back at 10:45, forecast high for your neighborhood, i'll let you know how warm it's going to get and which day will be the warmest of the week. >>> the internet company godaddy known for i
will appear firm court today. the 28-year-old suspect is a taliban sympathizer would planned to destroy the bank of america. he was arrested after he tried to detonate a bomb in a car parked at the bank. investigators say an undercover f.b.i. agent helped design something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates and his former attorney question whether he was capable of the plot on his own. they say he has a documented mental illness which will make him incapable of plotting the attack without help. >> president obama will sign an executive order to protect computer them works from cyber attacks, the most comprehensive plan yet including the developing of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowi
nato airstrike killed ten civilians including five children. reuters reports four taliban fighters also died there. president hamid karzai condemned that attack. nato is saying they are aware of the report of the civilian casualties but can't confirm them. many of the me and women who fought the nation's war have another battle on their hands. this time, correspondent douglas kennedy tells us, it's right here at home. >> 112 days. three other divisions hit at the same time. >> general macarthur fulfilled his pledge. >> in 1944, errol spent months fighting the japanese in world war ii. this is your uniform from the pacific, where you won a purple heart and a bronze star? >> yes, i did. >> tell me about that. >> well, we made a landing in new guinea. and that is where i got the bronze star. >> the former staff sergeant and his fellow american seasonals were successful at defeating the japanese. but for years he has been unsuccessful at defeating the bureaucracy at the veterans administration. the v.a. says it still cannot decide whether he can hold down a regular job. his daughter becky i
was cleared of any misconduct. in afghanistan a top taliban commander has been captured. afghan forces say they arrested muhammad. officials believe he's behind several large attacks in pakistan. raj? >> thank you, janel. new tonight at 6:00, about 200 pages of transcripts from private hearings in the chandra levy case are public. attorneys for the man convicted of her murder says the case against him is built on a lie. the pages are heavily blacked out but his lawyers will will demand a new trial. modesto intern chandra levy disappeared in washington, d.c., in 2001 while interning for gary condit. the man was convicted of killing her primarily on the testimony of a prison informant. today's records indicate prosecutors learned a year ago there was a problem with a witness and defense attorneys are outraged that prosecutors didn't share that information for months. >>> it might be hard to believe but the federal minimum wage is lower right now accounting for inflation than it was 30 years ago under president reagan. president obama would like to raise the national minimum wage to $9 an hou
airport. matthew thought he was working with the taliban to carry out the attack, but in fact an undercover fbi agent. he was arrested as he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb. >> it's surreal, you know. this is as real as you're going to get for something that comes that close to home. >> according to yesterday's federal complaint, he told the undercover agent that he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. he allegedly loaded what he thought was a powerful mixture into the back of the suv and brought two cell phones to be used as a detonator and a trigger. but in reality again, luckily there was no bomb. >>> a walnut creek steak house has reopened after diners and employees came down with a neurovirus last week. flemings was shut down on wednesday after county health officials got two separate complaints. two diners and several employees became sick with the neurovirus, which is awful, causing diarrhea and vomiting. they reopened after hours of deep cleaning. they heard waiters talking about the outbreak. >> i didn't hear
wanted to start a civil war in the united states and join the taliban. >>> a san leandro elementary school is a crime scene right now following a deadly shooting on campus last night. investigators are looking for a suspect and motive in the murder. it happened at hillside elementary school about 8:45 last night. police found and 18-year-old with a gunshot wound. he was pronounced dead a short time later. kpix 5's da lin is in san leandro where the victim's mother says, she actually heard the shots that killed her son. >> reporter: the family lives a block away from the crime scene. you can see family members and friends showing up for a memorial to remember trevion foster, a good kid with a bright future. family and friends are heartbroken over the death of 18-year-old trevion foster. his mother ran to the school when she heard four shots around 8:45 last night. >> when i seen my baby's car i lost it because i know something bad had happened. i had been calling his cell phone, no answer. >> reporter: her son told her he was hanging out at nearb
and that check is there. if congress does not want to wage war against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. than
report. calling on hollywood to help save the doctor who used his medical practice in taliban to help the cia to track down osama bin laden. >> in the u.s., he's a hero for helping too lead our navy seals to the world's most wanted terrorist, but in pakistan, he's behind bars and considered or. who now wants to use the oscoor too bring attention to the plight of dr. afridi. >> a dramatic smash and grab. in the search to find the before they strike again. >> and the famous image capturing an iconic moment 60 years ago. raidsing the american plaghiro shima in the world war ii's most intense fighting. every day americans are caught in the middle of the budget. sweeping across the board cuts will begin in less than a reach. we heard dire warnings coming from lawmakerings, sequestitration would force longer lines and deep cuts to our military. in reality, the 85 billion in cuts makes up 2.4 percent of the federal budget and prompting republicans to use the white house to using scare tacticings. today lindsay addressing those in an interview on fox on huckabee tonight. here's the bit. >> th
weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditional, such as the snake figures, to mark the year of the snake, but there are also aliens and pandas and even an angry bird. hundreds of small lanterns are released into the sky. it's beautiful. people write their
the providence in the next week. it's seen as a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. u.s. officials say they take the allegations and misconduct seriously and are discussing them with their afghan counter parts. >>> in cuba, president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came as the president accepted a new five year term as president. his brother former president fidel castro received a standing ovation during today's national assembly meeting. this is the first time he has appeared at this meeting in three years. >>> the new secretary of the state john kerry is in london on his first trip overseas as america's chief diplomat. kerry is scheduled to visit nine countries in the next few days. the goal is to find the fix problem in syria. >>> from nascar's biggest race to where it all begins. the significance of today's historic daytona 500 and its impact on young bay area race drivers. >>> jimmy carter makes a vi >>> more now on that breaking news off the coast of san mateo county. an extensive search is on the way as the coast guard tries to fin
of terror in 2013. the pentagon admits giving a false impression about the demise of the taliban. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." lesson on islam prompted lawmakers to launch an investigation after this photo. female students are seen wearing burqas in geography class. this is public high school in texas. the teacher reportedly ininstructed her class to call muslim terrorists freedom fighters. parents are fuming linking the world culture to anti-american sentment. meanwhile, the superintendent tells fox news radio exclusively that the teacher did nothing wrong. >> what is more dangerous? fear and ignorance or education and understanding? i think from our standpoint we are here to essential kate the kids. >> i would say neither of the above, greg. i would say propaganda is the most dangerous thing for the students. that is what the teacher was doing. >> greg: i just want the chinese to invade and put us out of our misery. in the name of tolerance, we are embracing the most
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan admitting it incorrectly reported a 70% drop in taliban attack last year, officials admit there of no change in attacks. a coalition spokesman blames it on a clerical error. and insists it does not alter their basic,sesment of the war but it does under cut obama administration's argument. >> new york today marking 20 anniversary of first terrorist attack on world trade center in 1993. a moment of silence was held. the ceremony was held at 9/11 memorial where the trin towers were destroyed 8 years later. lori: the war on terror taking on a new front, a shocking report said that america's enemies are increasingly homegrown. >> reporter: 20 years since first world trade center attack, this investigative report shows the face of domestic terrorism is changing. the new generation of al qaeda operative is made in the u.s. >> future attacks will be less well organized, less complexed, less likely to succeed and more than likely to be conducted by citizens or long-term residents of the u.s. >> reporter: head investigated 171 individuals convicted of al qaeda relat
and killed a police officer there protecting the workers. the taliban commander by way of background banned the vaccinations. says at least ten health care workers have been killed since december. pakistan, one of just three countries where polio remains a threat. >>> and kazakhstan, talks are under way about iran's nuclear program. there are representative there's from iran, germany, and the five permanent members of the united nations security council. the u.s., france, britain, russia, china. since last round of talks last june, iran's uranium enrichment program has expanded violating u.n. resolutions. >> iran's claiming its program is for civilian use only, energy and such things but western leaders fear iran is building a nuclear bomb. >>> canada, a group of scientists is now calling for food to be dna tested to make sure these things, products, are what they say they really are. >> now paula newton will report test willing keep horse meat from ending up in beef products and other types of food fraud. >> reporter: with all of the new food scares i bet you're wondering if there's any wa
. he was among about 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds oh of taliban fighters in 2009. officials say he risked his life to lead overs to safety and recovered the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in today's health watch researchers are examining a new pill that may be able to slim down your waistline. it reverses obesity and diabetes. it's been used the treat canker sores in the u.s.. it was tested on mice. researchers say more study is needed. >>> a new study out today confirms what we've known for some time. americans are eating too much salt. many prepackaged foods are now getting healthier. >> arnold tries to keep salt out of his diet but facts should be apparent not easy. >> when i go in the super market i look at the package and is sodium. if the sodium is high i don't buy the food. >> packaged and restaurant foods are to blame for 80% of the salts in our diet. 21 food companies joined leaders in new york city to announce they lowered salt in their products. >> the efforts they've made to reduce salt are going to have a big impact on public health. >> most people co
successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate the 15-year-old in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls' education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> millions of people are on the run in war-torn syria. they lost their homes to shelling and bombs and now they are trying to restart their lives. cnn's frederik pleitgen has the latest from damascus. >> reporter: while the streets in central damascus are fairly quiet, fierce fighting in the capital suburbs can be heard and seen throughout the day. this woman tells us her name is jamila, she says her house was destroyed during the battles. she fled to the relative safety of damascus with her two children, one only a month old. but now she sees the violence closing in on her again. >> translator: we are afraid. sometimes i want to take all my thing and sleep outside in the park because it is safer than being indoors. >> reporter: she says she depends mostly on handouts from private people to get by. the u.n. estimates that around 2 million syrians have been internally
by the taliban, for simply campaigning for the right for women to have an education. she has incredible poise yet at the same time seems to young. >> i can walk a bit, i can talk. i'm feeling better. it doesn't seem like i had a very big operation. >> reporter: it was in phage major surgery. the smashed part of her skill and a sophisticated hearing aid inserted where she had been left deaf in one side by the bullet. through the last piece of her surgery is expected, it may be sometime before she leaves hospital, possibly up to 18 months before she will be able to leave the uk. keira simmons, nbc news, birmingham. >>> a fund has been started to fund grants. >>> four rare animals are getting quite a bit of attention at a zoo in austria. four white tiger cubs born five weeks ago made that i public debut. these cubs weighed an average of 3 pounds each at birth, now gaining weight considerableably and getting healthier. zoo officials say they should do well, because their mom is willing to care for them. there are only 300 white tigers in the entire world now, all of them are in captivity. >> wow, the
. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way everyone else doe
teenager who was targeted by the taliban, is out of the hospital today. >> malala has undergone surgery to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing. they placed a custom made plate over a hole in her skull and fit her for a cochlear impant. the militant group says they attacked her because she spoke out against their policy of ganning girls from going to school. malala says she'll keep campaigning for female education. and she's, quote, getting better, day boy day. vic, back to you. >> mary, thank you. >>> malala will continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in birmingham. >>> an ohio man dies, trying to save the life of a boy, who fell into a frozen lake in ohio. the man saw the boy crawl in and onto his stomach to reach him. both plunged back into the frigid waters. dive crews rushed to the scene and pulled the 30-year-old man and the 5-year-old boy from the water. >>> the adult that went in to rescue the child was -- had its head still above water. our battalion chief tried to get out to get hold of the child. but was not
music. >> this is the first time she has left the country. >> the taliban are fighting every day. in america is peaceful. >> u.s. offices are going to see progress is made, and i hope we are able to show it is important for americans to stand side-by- side and support them in whatever ways we can. >> what is talk of their wish list? >> i want to see the american president. >> the music has given an escape. they have known nothing but war. >> showing this side -- a different side. you can carry on watching bbc.com on our 24-hour website. thanks for watching. i will see you tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world
and 50 u.s. troops came under fire by hundreds of taliban fighters near pakistan's border in 2009. he now lives in north dakota with his wife and three kids. he will also be michelle obama's guest at the state of the union address. >>> a warning about a heart defect. >> might have one and you don't even know it. pepco's wireless smart meters. some customers say those meters are >>> irregular heartbeat, that's what several customers say they have been experiencing. after this new wireless meter was installed at their house. >> they are called smart meters and the majority of customers now have them. kristin fisher has been digging into this issue all day and kristen, how could these meters be bad for our health? >> well, the way these smart meters work is that they communicate with pepco wirelessly, which means they emit radio frequency radiation. the same thing as your cell phone. some customers believe that the radiation is causing some serious health problems. she has been sensitive to radiation than most. she doesn't own a microwave. two weeks ago, pepco installed a smart meter outs
romashay the medal of honor. he and his fellow soldiers battled the taliban for more than 12 hours when the outpost came under fire in 2009. eight americans died. he will be only the fourth living service member from the war in afghanistan to receive this medal of honor. >> he will also be a guest of the first lady for tomorrow's state of the union address. the looming budget cuts will likely play prominently in the president's speech. $85 billion in cuts will take effect march 1 if congress and the white house cannot come to an agreement on a budget. republicans are blaming president obama for the looming cuts known as the sequester because the white house proposed them in the first place. democrats say the cuts were only meant as a threat. >> when the president proposed a sequester it was to work together to solve problems. it was supposed to be so awful the super committee would reach bipartisan agreement. because they rejected revenue it never happened. >> i'm questioning where this thing is going because he's not moved in a serious way. we remain anxiously waiting for him to come t
taliban. he led the charge through the day-long fire fight and led a team through enemy fire to retrieve several fallen soldiers. >>> the landsat 8 took off from california today. the new satellite has state of the art sensors that will create better quality images and more data. it's considered the most advanced satellite in nasa's fleet. >>> olympic skier lindsey vonn tweeting on her road to recovery today. she took a hard spill, you remember during the alpine world champions in'sryia last week. today she shared an update that said surgery went very well yesterday, and i'm recovering at home in vail with my family. she also thanked glue doug's ready with an update on the weather. it got a lot warmer today, didn't is? >> temperatures this morning weren't too bad. as the day went through, the mild air really came in. we're sitting into the 50s, 53 at the airport, winds out of the south at about 15 miles per hour. it's the southerly wince that have helped us to get above average. average highs are about 46. 5 in college park. right now manassas coming in 55 degrees. gaithersburg at 54. so
-year-old shot by the taliban. she issued her first video statement since being shot. she underwent surgery in england on saturday. the teen was targeted because she advocated for educational rights. doctors says her recovery has been amazing, but she still has a long way to go. at the live desk, i'm keith russell. >>> well, beyonce brought down the house last night. jennifer hudson tugged on some heartstrings. >> joining us live is access hollywood ease billy bush. let's talk beyonce, getting a lot of positive reviewses. what did you think about the performance and the announcement afc? >> i thought the perform yaw was great. i love that power walk. every supermodel is trying to do that. beyonce owns it. it was fierce from the beagainst ginning. she made a very clear statement. she did it in mer press conference when she sang acapella. as for kelley rowland and michelle williams, their microphones may have been on, but hashtag fix the mix, i thought they could have boosted the mikes. but beyonce definitely sang live. "halo" is a very slow balance lad and she nailed it. the only thi
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